NAMED 'ULTIMATE BEACH' IN FEB. '08 TRAVEL MAGAZINE

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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NAMED 'ULTIMATE BEACH' IN FEB. '08 TRAVEL MAGAZINE

North Palmetto Point Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Efficiency with full bath, sleeps 2 adults

Stay on the only Bahamas strand picked as an 'Ultimate Walk-Forever Beach' in the Feb. '08 Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. Poponi Beach Cottage is on the historic two-acre Poponi property, where gently rolling grounds -- filled with coconut palms, bougainvillea, hibiscus and jasmine -- slope to the sparkling turquoise Atlantic. No steep stairs or rocky entrance at this pink-sand beach. Read or nap in the waterside hammock, lounges or shady cabana. Snorkel above the coral heads right off the beach. Or shed your shoes and meander for miles at low tide.

Lodging is a spacious 2nd floor efficiency above a garage. It has an open floor plan, with sleeping, dining and sitting areas, nicely outfitted kitchen and full bath. Queen-sized bed with designer linens. Flat-screen TV with broadband cable. Internet access. Air conditioning plus a ceiling fan. Large deck with lounges, table and gas grill. 2nd enclosed shower outdoors.

Ideal getaway spot: If you want to spend your vacation gambling in casinos, shopping at outlet malls or jet-skiing, Eleuthera is not the island for you. But if you enjoy reading, napping on a beachside lounge underneath a whispering Casuarina tree, walking miles on a pink-sand beach (often without seeing another soul), this is paradise. The island is safe, the Bahamian people are friendly and the island's beaches are unsurpassed. Poponi's beach was only one of two in the Bahamas -- and one of only 20 in the Caribbean -- picked as an 'ultimate' beach in the February 2008 cover story of Caribbean Travel & Life magazine. It was one of five in the Caribbean named as an 'ultimate walk-forever beach.' Come see for yourself! The grounds and water views are so lovely that Poponi is often used as the site for wedding photos.

For more information: You can see even more photos and read more about Poponi Beach Cottage by going to its website, linked at the bottom of this page.

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Dave Addis

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We're retired U.S. journalists who fell in love with Eleuthera after visiting Provo, Grand Turk, Dominica, Grenada, Belize, Tortola , Cat Island and Andros. We vacationed here only once before knowing this was where we wanted to retire. We bought 2.5 acres of Atlantic beachfront property and renovated the main house over 7 years. We built the guest cottage in 2007. We now divide our time between Eleuthera and Charleston, S.C., but Eleuthera warms our souls. We value our guests' privacy while being available for advice or help.

Dave Addis purchased this cottage in 2002

Poponi is an historic property, on one of Eleuthera's most beautiful beaches, with easy access to the turquoise Atlantic -- no cliffs,steps or ladders. The beach provides sun and valuable shade, with no rocky entry. The quiet, lushly landscaped property is centrally located, near airports, groceries and restaurants. Only one house visible for a half-mile, and most often you'll have the beach to yourselves.

Poponi, and its guest cottage, sit on one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, with miles-long stretches of white and pink sand and few beachgoers. On July 4th, we were in the ocean and could not see another human, in any direction. Compare that to July 4th on most U.S. beaches! The property is quiet and secluded, while providing cable TV and free wi-fi.

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

Named 'Ultimate Beach' in Feb. '08 Travel Magazine
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Named 'Ultimate Beach' in Feb. '08 Travel Magazine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155115
242 332-0085
North Palmetto Point Eleuthera
5

Beautiful beach, wonderful host, fabulous vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
My wife and I stayed at Poponi for a week in February 2014 and had an absolutely amazing time. The beach was beautiful, very secluded, and relaxing. While the island may have many beautiful beaches to explore, the beach a Poponi was perfect and we spent most of our time there.

The cottage has everything you could possibly want (including free WiFi which worked surprisingly well) and was quite comfortable. We ended up cooking most evenings, but enjoyed some of the local restaurants as well. Dave was a wonderful host! He was very helpful with logistics and advice prior to our arrival and very gracious while we were there. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect relaxing beach vacation!
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Named 'Ultimate Beach' in Feb. '08 Travel Magazine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155115
242 332-0085
North Palmetto Point Eleuthera
New York City
5

A slice of heaven! Can't wait to return!

A slice of heaven! Can't wait to return!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Poponi was the perfect place for rest and relaxation: a beautiful setting, cozy, secure, well-maintained and zero stress. The cottage is just as pictured, very charming. I loved the open studio space coupled with the breeze coming off the Atlantic. The deck is great for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails, with lots of privacy thanks to a beautiful banyan tree separating the cottage and main house. The kitchen is well-stocked to prepare meals. The bathroom has a window, tiled shower, fresh linens/rugs, plentiful hot water and excellent lighting. The bed linens were also top quality. Washer/dryer access enables one to pack light…a huge plus! Plenty of quality beach towels are available, too. Lying in bed, you can hear the breeze and the waves in the background, which is great white noise for sleepy time. In the morning, you can watch the sun come up through the trees as you look out the windows towards the right.

There are some thoughtful extras, too. For example, the backup generator came on a few times when the power went out (once when the sun was shining outside). Wifi and cable TV allowed me to catch up on email and news. The cottage has a filtered water dispenser, great to refill bottles for the beach. There is an outdoor shower under the stairs, convenient to rinse off after a beach day.

During my 18-day visit I got into a nice routine of coffee and lounging about in the morning, then heading to the beach usually around 1-2 hours before low tide. Coming "home" to this beautifully landscaped property was such a treat and never got old. What a setting!

Finally, Dave and Kay are the most kind and gracious hosts I have ever met. In advance of my trip, Dave was super responsive, from flight suggestions to helping secure a rental car. He shared tons of info that helped me to settle in quickly and seamlessly. He also kindly stocked the cottage with some basics so that I could sleep in my first day. Dave and Kay were always available if I needed something but otherwise let me be. I like my privacy so this was the perfect way to experience a solo vacation without feeling entirely isolated. I could share 10 more examples of their kindness, but suffice it to say that I had a fantastic experience and hope to be back!
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Named 'Ultimate Beach' in Feb. '08 Travel Magazine
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p155115
242 332-0085
North Palmetto Point Eleuthera
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Just a quick note that my wife and I stayed at Poponi Beach Cottage (near North Palmetto Point, on the Atlantic side of Eleuthera) recently, and loved it. The accommodations were just what the website showed and described, as were the amenities, and the owners were so gracious and helpful, with lots of useful info provided. The beach was gorgeous, and the property we stayed on was very peaceful and beautiful to walk around on. The owners gave us all the privacy we needed, and the location was relatively close to many locations we wanted to visit while on the island (restaurants, Gov's Harbour, Leon Levy Preserve, etc). Great spot, has a lot of value to it, we highly recommend it and we would def stay there again. Thanks so much to the owners: Kay and Dave!
The Canadian couple
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Named 'Ultimate Beach' in Feb. '08 Travel Magazine
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North Palmetto Point Eleuthera
5

Convenient and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
My wife and I met Dave in 2005 during our first trip to Eleuthera. After two weeks on the island, we visited his house to say goodbye as were heading home. He said he was going to build a cottage and we should contact him if we came back. So we did.

We arranged in advance for a car at GHB airport, a Chevy Tracker 'jeep'. We think a car like this is a must for getting around on the island. We stopped for groceries and beer then drove to Poponi. Dave heard us drive up, greeted us and got us situated. We didn't see him again for a few days. We were feeling a little guilty, like we were ignoring him, but he was just staying out of the way, giving us privacy, attending to his own activities. He was right there, though, when I knocked on his door. He knew we had been to the island before and already knew a lot of the places to go. We did spend one night catching up at Tippy's.

We spent several days revisiting favorite beaches and exploring a few new ones. The old navy base, Club Med, Rock Sound Club and Cotton Bay Club properties are fun to explore if you're into imagining what they might have been like in their heyday. I mentioned to Dave that this trip we found ourselves, while out on excursions saying, let's go back to 'our' beach. There are many great beaches on Eleuthera and we wanted to see them again, but Poponi Beach is one of them too, and it has a hammock, lounges, refrigerator, beer, etc. Poponi Beach itself is a great beach. We did see some people who came for the day but if you see 4 other people on a mile of pink sand beach, is that crowded?

The cottage was very comfortable. There is plenty of room, the kitchen is well equipped, cable TV (we never used), and high speed Internet. I admit I did bring the iPad and the Internet really is fast (fiber to the house). I did not read work email, though; you have to draw a line. The patio is situated to the East, so it is shaded in the afternoon -- a great place to sit out and watch the ocean. One of my favorite places in the afternoon was the cabana. A nice shady place down by the water with a steady breeze to take a break from the sun and read a book or listen to the iPod. The cottage is not on the water but it is only a short walk (a couple hundred feet). As I look at the photos in the listing I see that they are accurate and I miss the place.

We're glad we reconnected with Dave and stayed at the cottage. We'd do it again.


Rich and Barb
Seattle, WA
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Named 'Ultimate Beach' in Feb. '08 Travel Magazine
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242 332-0085
North Palmetto Point Eleuthera
5

Relaxing escape!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
Upon arrival to Eleuthera airport, our host Dave picked us up and took us on a tour of the town pointing out the highlights, but also taking us grocery shopping and to the liquor store so we were fully stocked for our 4 days. The cottage was bright and inviting, very clean and had all the amenities you needed for your stay. On the beach it was very hot when the sun shone done but we had our breezy days as well. During our days there, we probably saw about 6 or 7 people on the beach - if you want privacy, this is it! The water is also completely clear and sandy, absolutely perfect for swimming. If the sun is too hot on the beach, there is a cabana with shade - a great spot to share a bottle of wine at night and have a gorgeous view of the stars and moon.

Highlights of our time in Eleuthera:
* The glass bridge - it is a great spot to pull over and see where the two oceans meet
*Harbour island - I think this is an absolute must! Drive to the north point of Eleuthera and take a water taxi across. Be sure to rent a golf cart to explore the island. The beaches are absolutely pristine and it is so much fun driving around on the golf cart!!!
*Tippy's - everyone says that you must go here. I thought how great could it actually be? It must have been one of the BEST meals I have had in my life! The drinks are strong, the menu is delicious and they take credit cards (which is rare on the island)!!! This was our splurge on the last night and was well worth it.
*Spending time at Poponi beach - my boyfriend and I mapped out different beaches to go to. Aside from Harbour island, none of the other beaches we went to compared to Poponi - don't waste your time trying to find other beaches when the best one is right at your doorstep.

I have to be honest that we were hesitant to chose Poponi since there were few recent reviews and didn't know what to expect. What we found far exceeded any of my expectations and I can assure you that no one cares more about you having a good time than your hosts Dave and Kay! Their hospitality and generosity was very genuine and they ensured you you had everything you needed. I would say that this is the perfect spot for couples who want to relax and get away from the busy city, it is very laid back.

Dave and Kay - thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven! We hope to return in the near future.

Many thanks,
Meghan & Ryan
Toronto, Canada
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera, Bahamas
Car: necessary

Centrally located on the 110-mile-long island of Eleuthera, Poponi Beach Cottage is on Banks Road just outside the settlement of North Palmetto Point.

The cottage sits on a knoll behind the main Poponi residence, with a huge banyon tree providing privacy. The property sits on the exquisite turquoise Atlantic Ocean. Poponi's location, near Eleuthera's midpoint, is ideal for exploring the island, with miles of deserted pink-sand beach outside the door and many good restaurants nearby.

Free high-speed wi-fi and cableTV.

It's just 20 minutes from Governor's Harbor airport, one of three airports on the island. Eleuthera is just a 20-minute flight from Nassau and 50 minutes from Fort Lauderdale.

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North Palmetto Point Cottage Rental Rates

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Notes We have not raised our rates since the cottage was built and opened in January 2007. We try to keep it simple, with one, reasonable rate. We do not charge more during holidays or "high season," and likewise do not lower rates in the summer, because of the high cost of air-conditioning. We do not charge cleaning fees or damage deposit. We will work with you on longer-term rentals.
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Amenities

North Palmetto Point Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Beachfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Exterior - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Toilet, sink and tiled shower. Small window provides ventilation. Owner provides soap bars, body soap, hand soap, bath and hand towels, washcloths, toilet paper and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Spacious, open cottage with queen-sized bed, designer linens, lots of pillows, extra blankets, reading lights over bed Two large windows next to bed, plus two second-story sliding-glass doors provide lots of cooling breezes. Air-conditioning also available for hotter months.
Entertainment:
  • Pool Table ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Boat ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • library
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • reefs
  • pond
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
We will happily arrange for you to rent a car from one of the local Bahamian businessmen. He will have your car ready for you at the Governor's Harbor airport, or meet you and drive you to the cottage, letting you shop on your way. Having lived on the island for 11 years, we also can offer advice on flights, what to pack, where to dine and even where to stay if you choose not to stay with us. We want you to have the perfect vacation.

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